'2012' Set Up for a Television Series Already?

It seems Roland Emmerich is working on a small-screen version of his new film.
While Roland Emmerich's new disaster film won't hit theaters until next weekend, it seems that a TV version is already in play. According to Entertainment Weekly, director Roland Emmerich is working on a TV series based off his film 2012 is already being planned. Here's what Emmerich told the site at the 2012 premiere last night in Los Angeles.

"The plan is that it is 2013 and it's about what happens after the disaster," Emmerich told EW while walking the red carpet for the 2012 premiere Tuesday. "It is about the resettling of Earth. That is very, very fascinating. (2012 writer/producer) Harold Kloser and I came up with the idea and we have the luxury of having a producer on the film who is a big TV producer, Mark Gordon. We said to Mark, 'Why don't you do a TV show that picks up where the movie leaves off and call it 2013?' I think it will focus on a group of people who survived but not on the boats ... maybe they were on a piece of land that was spared or one that became an island in the process of the crust moving. There are so many possibilities of what they could do and I'd be excited to watch it."


2012 executive producer Howard Gordon is also an executive producer for TV series' such as Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice and it was said that Gordon is currently in talks with ABC for this potential series, although the network declined to comment.

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2012 was released November 13th, 2009 and stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Thomas McCarthy, Woody Harrelson, Danny Glover. The film is directed by Roland Emmerich.



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  1. CDT1013

    ok?

    5 years agoby @jmt1000000Flag

  2. SCREENWRITER

    And why can't they tell us this crap at least when the movie is almost on DVD then that gives people a chance to see it before the movie is spoiled.

    5 years agoby @the-screenwriterFlag

  3. SCREENWRITER

    Wow, now we know 2012's ending pretty much. Why a TV SHOW? That would work for maybe one season, how would it go on for years with the plot of putting the world back together, it'd get boring and old after a few episodes. I say don't do it.

    ALSO:

    SPOILERS TO MOVIE "KNOWING"

    Don't forget the Nick Cage movie "Knowing", that was an end of the world movie and the world actually did end at the end of the movie.

    5 years agoby @the-screenwriterFlag

  4. Writer220

    I bet you do.

    God, I wish I was a film director. I would be able to right so many wrongs like X-men origins: Wolverine, and a few others. But I'm not famous nor I'm not a director.

    5 years agoby @writer220Flag

  5. Err

    i like that idea, todd.

    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

  6. Writer220

    I would like to see a disaster, end of the world sort of film where most humans die, then we reemerge on a different planet. Where they soon find out that they are survivors but must fight for their lives since an alien race has intentions on interbreeding with them.

    5 years agoby @writer220Flag

  7. Err

    indeed.
    just once i'd like to see an end-of-the-world movie where the world actually ends.

    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

  8. T.Clark

    I guess we know how 2012 ends now...the world doesn't end.

    That is so cliche for an "end of the world" movie.

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  9. Writer220

    That's what you call planning ahead, but disaster films don't usually fare to well. For me, I enjoy them since it means near extinction of the human race.
    In a whole there is far too many humans on this planet, but anything is possible. If something like this did happen, it would be in waves not a matter of hours.

    5 years agoby @writer220Flag

  10. XxxHolic

    This is going to be bad. I think...

    5 years agoby @xxxholicFlag

  11. Bane5000

    i dont get how they will do this, it seems theyre already gonna show every natural disaster that can happen on earth in the movie...are they just gonna repeat everything for the tv show...doesnt make sense

    5 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  12. GK

    GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

    5 years agoby @indianajonesFlag

  13. kingbrady

    i dunno

    5 years agoby @kingbradyFlag

  14. Gresynus

    2013, Brilliant! ...not.

    5 years agoby @gresynusFlag